The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

Residential Counselor - West Brookfield Residential (West Brookfield) Sign-on Bonus!

US-MA-West Brookfield
ID
2017-2584
# of Openings
4
Category
Residential
Min
USD $12.50/Hr.
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Bridge is a human service agency that provides counseling services to people facing challenges. This service supports older individuals with intellectual disabilities and significant medical challenges. The focus of this service is to offer a home to individuals and to avoid nursing home placement, and offers specialized personal care to each individual. Community inclusion is also a primary focus, as well as maintaining relationships with family members and significant others. Residents are referred by the Department of Developmental Disabilities.

 

The Bridge provides excellent supervision (both individual and group), as well as various trainings in which to obtain CEU’s, and opportunities for advancement. The Bridge is an eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program and provides tuition reimbursement for continuing education. 

Responsibilities

Residential Counselors provide support, guidance, advocacy, case management, and empowerment to the adults served. This program requires hands-on care with Activities of Daily Living (ADL's) including personal care and hygiene.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services/Social Services related field preferred.
  • Experience and/or internship with intellectually disabled adults.
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED/HiSET.
  • Must be 20 years of age.
  • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, including Word.
  • CPR, First Aid, MAP (Medication Administration Program) and SOLVE (Strategies of Limiting Violent Episodes) certified or certifiable.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification and/or commensurate experience preferred. 
  • This program is a female only staffed program. 

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